Hedy + Yumi | Relationship Builders | Couples Therapist and Relationship Coach

Master Couples Therapist Hedy Schleifer, along with her husband Yumi Schleifer, are expert relationship coaches who lead workshops for couples, and trainings for therapists and organizations, transforming relationships worldwide.

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“Embracing Your Passion”

Hedy teaches how to keep the romance and excitement alive over time. Don’t miss this!


Training for Presenters in SEDONA, AZ – Presenting with Boldness, Poise & Confidence
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm

Presenting with Boldness, Poise & Confidence Training

Join Hedy for the two-day “Presenting with Boldness” Training as she teaches you her guiding principles and use of self to transform your presentations. Convinced that anyone, with the right skills and attitude, can transform their lives and relationships, Hedy will revitalize your presentation skills, and empower you to inspire the groups of people you will be presenting to in the future.

With over 30 year of experience presenting workshops, trainings, lectures, and keynote speeches, Hedy is a master at presentation skills, bringing deep insight and competence to each audience. Hedy continues to be sought out by businesses and professional groups throughout the world. Watch Hedy’s TEDtalk below and click here to view Hedy’s full biography.

From the first moment I watched Hedy’s TedTalk, I wanted to be as connected, authentic and powerful as she. I got that chance when I attended Hedy’s unforgettable, life changing training. Hedy is a magical storyteller, who nurtures, teaches and encourages us to grow and to develop our own unique style. She affords us the opportunity to engage and connect with ourselves, as well as others on and off the stage.

Sedona has the magic to transform lives in positive, beautiful ways.  Hedy empowers us to rediscover the magic in ourselves. I cannot think of a better combination than Hedy and Sedona.

– Kimberly Miles

Enjoy reading more testimonials about the Presenting with Boldness training

Date: April 6-7, 2019

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm both days

Location: Sedona, Arizona at the Courtyard Sedona, located at 4105 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336. Please make your room reservation by calling Leah Hall, Event Coordinator, at 928-325-0055, and ask for the “Presenting with Boldness” group. The group rate is $249/night.

Who should attend? All people who feel called to present:
Workshop Presenters, Seminar Leaders, Public Speakers, Pastors, Rabbis, Managers, Lecturers, Teachers, Storytellers, and Motivational Inspirers

Tuition: $495 per person.

Balance will automatically be charged two weeks before the event.

Partial scholarships are available. Please fill out this application to be considered for a partial scholarship

Watch Hedy’s TED Talk

On Monday, April 26, 2010 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Hedy Schleifer was invited to be one of the influential 20 minute lecturers at the TEDxTelAviv Conference. If you have trouble viewing this video here, you can go directly to https://www.youtube.com/hedyyumi.

Hedy teaches at a level that I have ever never experienced before or since. She doesn’t just share interesting information; she transmits information in a way that lands in you so deeply that it enters your whole being, not just your brain. That information sticks even years later. She teaches the art of being truly present to the people or person in the room with whom she is in communication.
– Nancy Hyatt, LCSW-C

If you are interested in the Presenting with Boldness, Poise and Confidence training, and not yet ready to register, please complete the following and we will send you more information to review:

Training for Therapists in RICHMOND, VA – EcCT Training (3-days)
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm

Encounter-centered Couples Therapy Training

Unraveling the “Survival Knot”


The Encounter-centered Couples Therapy Training will introduce you to, deepen your understanding of, and your familiarity with, the use of EcCT in your work with couples. Learn how Encounter-centered Couples Therapy liberates the growth potential of the relationship.

The subject of the training is: Unraveling the “Survival Knot.” Watch this webinar Hedy recently hosted to find out more about this systematic process.


The “Survival Knot” is the most treacherous territory of a couple’s relationship. It is the unconscious, and yet essential agenda, embedded in the “problem” with which they appear in the office of the therapist. Witness Hedy’s step-by-step, systematic roadmap to “unravel” the relational impasse, where one person’s anguished desperation meets the other person’s dogged resistance, and vice versa.

21 Continuing Education hours are offered through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and are included in the tuition.  Most licensing and certifying boards recognize NBCC CEs.  Please contact your certifying organization and ask if they accept CEs from NBCC. Register as soon as possible to secure your place.

Tuition is $795 per therapist

Register with full tuition

Only a $200 Deposit needed to reserve your seat. Balance will be automatically charged two weeks prior to event. Monthly payment plan also available.

Register with $200 Deposit

Imago Therapists are invited to attend for only $695.

Imago Therapists

Spouse/Partners of attending therapists are invited to attend for $395.

Spouse/Partner of attending therapist

Partial scholarships are available. Please fill out this application to be considered for a partial scholarship

The training will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. If you need a guest room reservation, make your room reservation directly with the Hilton online via this link, or by calling them at 804-521-2900. The group rates of $159 per night for two queen beds, and $129 per night for one king bed, will be held until March 22, 2019. 

For 6 couples in WASHINGTON, DC – Hybrid Couples Workshop / Session
May 4 @ 9:00 am – May 5 @ 6:00 pm

Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session

A Two-day Transformational Event for Six Couples

Hedy has designed a new teaching tool for couples: the Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session. This in-person event is a two-day learning adventure for six couples. It is a amalgam of Hedy and Yumi’s A Couple’s Journey workshop for couples, with Hedy’s two-day Private Intensive Session.

  • Each couple will receive Hedy’s close attention and expertise.
  • Each couple will work with Hedy one-on-one.
  • Each couple will benefit from the workshop atmosphere by being witness to Hedy’s work with the other couples.
  • Each couple will have their own therapist assistant who has been trained by Hedy

Tuition is $2,500 per couple. Payment options are available. Please register as soon as possible to secure your place.

Register Now with a 50% Deposit of $1250

Register with a $625 deposit and 3 additional monthly payments of $625

The Hybrid Workshop will take place at the One Washington Circle Hotel located at 1 Washington Circle NW, Washington, DC 20037. If you would like hotel accommodations at the workshop location, please contact the hotel’s general reservations line at 202-872-1680.

If you are interested in the May 4-5, 2019 Hybrid Workshop and would like more information to review with your partner, please complete the following:


Primary Session Location:

DuPont Circle area, Washington, DC 20009

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